Treatments to Soothe Cracked Heels in a Few Days

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Cracked heels are a clear sign of neglected, dry feet. There are a few different health conditions that can cause this problem, but generally it’s the result of wearing open sandals or walking around barefoot.

The medical term for this condition is known as a “heel fissure.” It’s characterized by a cracked, dry surface that comprises the epidermis and even the dermis, in some cases, causing severe pain.

Like many other problems that occur in the feet, a lot of people tend to ignore it until it progresses to the more extreme stages where damage to the skin is very evident, and accompanying symptoms have also begun to appear.

The good news is that there are many ways to treat this problem that will improve how your feet look, as well as your overall quality of life. Are you suffering from this condition right now?

Foot soak
Every night before you go to bed, soak your feet in warm water for 15 to 20 minutes, and then rub them with a pumice stone while avoiding adding injury to the areas that are already cracked.

The goal is to gently loosen the dead skin cells, which are forming most of the hardened areas and causing dryness.

Finally, rinse your feet, apply a good moisturizer, and wear socks to bed to keep them hydrated during the night.

You should repeat this treatment every day until your condition improves. Still, once you’ve gotten rid of your cracked heels you should still soak your feet on a regular basis as a preventative measure.

Avocado and banana cream
This banana and avocado cream is smooth, and will fight the hardness and dryness in your skin that’s causing your heels to crack.

Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado
1 ripe banana
How do you make it?

Mash both ingredients together until they form a paste, and apply it like a mask to your heels. Wrap your feet in plastic wrap for 30 minutes, and then rinse well with warm water.

For the best results, do this every day or at least three times a week.

h/t: steptohealth.com

image source: skincare.lovetoknow.com

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